November 3rd, 2010
01:05 PM ET
12 years ago

For Obama: OK, what now?

Washington (CNN) - When Republican Trent Lott sat down for lunch with Democrat Tom Daschle on Monday afternoon, mere hours before voters shellacked President Obama and his party in the midterm elections, it was more than just two former Senate gladiators getting together to reminisce about old times

Despite their many differences over the years, Lott and Daschle managed to find a way to work together during the bruising days of the Clinton and Bush administrations, where everything from impeachment to Iraq caused deep divisions between the parties.


Filed under: 2010 • President Obama • Trent Lott
soundoff (10 Responses)
  1. November 2, 2010 - The Day Progressive Socialism was STOPPED! Rollback to continue in 2012!!

    Common ground to work on: cut government spending, reduce the deficit, pay down the debt, stop borrowing money to fund entitlement programs, NO NEW entitlement programs, sunset all existing entitlement programs, balance the budget (heck even MAKE a budget!), stop regulating us to death (we don't need a damn nanny state!).

    November 3, 2010 01:11 pm at 1:11 pm |
  2. S. In California

    That is EXACTLY what I was going to ask. Unlike the racist republicans, I FULLY congratulate your party. Now YOU have the burden of HELPING the American people. This in some ways is a blessing in disguise. Our president doesn't have the full load on his shoulders anymore.

    As for Boehner and his tears, I hope he gets exactly what his party gave to Ms. Pelosi so he better get plenty of Kleenex tissues ready. There now you have it back so NOW WHAT?

    THANK YOU MS. PELOSI for standing WITH our party and our president. I am proud of you.

    November 3, 2010 01:15 pm at 1:15 pm |
  3. Marie MD

    Didn't lott bash the teabaggers and was immediately reprimanded by the GOP? We don't have these types that realize that the people voted them to herlp us be a better country.
    These are really scary times for the Nation. If the rethugs continue to be the party of no it's going be horible for the nation.

    November 3, 2010 01:16 pm at 1:16 pm |
  4. Bill

    Take a deep breath and look at what you were told Mr. President. Personally I think it was a shame to have to come to this point. The key here is to listen to the people you serve..... Not tell them what they want.

    November 3, 2010 01:17 pm at 1:17 pm |
  5. vic nashville tn

    Next watch how republicans fight among them self and win 2012

    November 3, 2010 01:20 pm at 1:20 pm |
  6. Randolph Carter, I'm no expert but...

    What now? Why, continue to lick the boots of his corporate masters, of course. Say bye bye to Social Security and medicare, real Americans. I'm going to laugh at every one of you who ends their life in poverty while the top 2% live high on the hog. Have a nice day!

    November 3, 2010 01:25 pm at 1:25 pm |
  7. Squigman

    It gets ugly when highly motivated morons get together, and take control of anything. Yesterday, was direct evidence of what the corporate ran media can do, when the target of choice is Democracy. The workers dont know it yet, but they just allowed their freedoms the chance to become extinct. Rugged individualism, you want it you've got it. Now live with it.

    November 3, 2010 01:26 pm at 1:26 pm |
  8. Rick McDaniel

    It is still all about the jobs, and immediate action to create jobs, not just squander money, is needed.

    November 3, 2010 02:00 pm at 2:00 pm |
  9. What Now?

    The Republicans are going to have to step up to the plate or the President Obama will win by even a bigger landslide in 2012.
    Tea Anyone?

    November 3, 2010 02:04 pm at 2:04 pm |
  10. Dave

    Now Obama should make it known that if this country doesn't improve, Republicans will also share the blame.

    When Republicans aren't in power, they don't seem to even want to be Americans anymore. Now that they have some responsibility in seeing improvement, perhaps they'll quit trying to work against the country. If they don't, this may be the last victory they enjoy for a while.

    November 3, 2010 02:16 pm at 2:16 pm |